The Crescent Lounge holds a special place in our heart. It is where we first played over 8 years ago. Now the business is changing hands. So chances are we will most likely not play there again. To say our goodbyes, we are playing “The Last Round at Crescent” tomorrow night, at 8 PM. Make it if you can.
We would love to see you there. If you want more information, check out the Facebook event! Crescent Lounge is located at 32-05 Crescent Street (at Broadway) in Astoria!
Sadly, there will be no One Hot Second Holiday Show this year. Unfortunately, real life got in the way of our funny little hobby…
Instead, we present to you the Ghosts of Holiday Shows Past…
Enjoy! And have a wonderful holiday. We will see you in 2014!
So, Halloween is fast approaching and you know what that means – time for our 6th Annual Halloween Show! Halloween is one of our favorite shows of the year to do and our fans (as lazy as they are) seem to enjoy it too!
This year’s show will actually take place on Halloween! October 31st at 7:30 PM at the Crescent Lounge in Astoria, Queens, New York City! The show will also be part of a fundraiser for The Friends of The Steinway Mansion – you can check out their website here.
In other Halloween news, we were featured in a BuzzFeed article about how “Werewolf Bar Mitzvah” is the greatest Halloween song of all time. No, seriously…it really happened. Look here – and go down to the bottom to see our video. While we may disagree with the statement (we have tons of Halloween songs!) we genuinely appreciate the exposure. THESE DUDES are happy!
So – what do you think is the greatest Halloween song of all time? Is it one of ours? Leave a comment and let us know! And we hope to see you at the Halloween show. It will be spooky, scary!
We are playing a show…in the SUMMER! Yes, we know it is unusual. We usually take a hiatus during the Summer months. Why? Because it is hot and we prefer to drink beer and hang out. But this year, oh no, we are suffering through the heat and putting on a show – JUST FOR YOU!
We will be playing on Wednesday, July 24th at 7:30 PM at the one and only Crescent Lounge in Astoria, New York (32-05 Crescent Street). Admission is free! Check out the Facebook event and let us know that you are coming.
Remember, be there or we will never forgive you.
Remember that much talked about magazine interview we mentioned a while back? Well, mark your calendars – it is coming out in Boro Magazine on July 5th! Boro is an Astoria / Long Island City Art and Culture Magazine – yes, we are apparently considered art and/or culture. Go figure!
So pick up a copy of Boro in Queens for free or go check out their website on the 5th and see our ugly mugs splashed across the pages.
It is something that only gamers truly understand. Whatever horrible thing may be happening in real life, escaping into the game for a little while can change your frame of mind and leave you feeling relaxed…
And with that, we give you HALO, our original song dedicated to gamers…
What do you think?
You would wonder how singing goats could inspire a parody song? Oh really, you didn’t wonder that? Shame on you. Just watch the video…
A while back, we decided that a kazoo fit our needs for songs that required either a wind instrument, or synthesizers…or a kazoo. This decision culminated with the “Astoria Free Will Kazoo Chorus” – a group of fans who volunteered to play along with us on a cover of The Final Countdown by Europe. Because, you know, it works…
We would like to thank everyone who came out to support us for our show at SingleCut Beersmiths last week. We would especially like to thank SingleCut for having us!
They took a risk…and we think it paid off. Next up, One Hop Second beer – we need to make that happen folks. We will be posting video from the show for those of you who weren’t able to make it – and those who want to relive the magic. First up, our original song, “Sensitive Man”
You might ask yourself, “What am I in store for at the show next week, One Hot Second?” Well, that is a valid question – so here is a little taste. By the way, we won’t be doing this song.
Over here at One Hot Second HQ – we love Game of Thrones. Yes, we read the books before the HBO show came out. But we jumped on the opportunity to have our fans choose our “house sigil”. Here were some of the options:
And the winner is…
Perhaps unintentionally, Google’s new “Gone Google” ad featuring Hall and Oates seems to be an attempt to write a parody song for us.
Today, One Hot Second is pleased to bring you this press release:
NEW YORK, April 1st, 2013 – Comedy and parody acoustic rock trio, One Hot Second, has signed a deal to produce three separate music releases. The band, currently Number 4 on the comedy charts, is looking to make an even bigger splash in the comedy industry by teaming up with legendary parody song artist, Weird Al Yankovic, who will produce the albums.
“These guys have been bugging me on Twitter for a long time,” said Yankovic. “I finally gave in and listened to some of their stuff, and I was really surprised. Most of it didn’t suck!”
While no details have been solidified as to the nature of the releases, those close to the deal speculate that the first release will be One Hot Second Saves the Universe, the highly anticipated follow up to the band’s debut album One Hot Second Eats Your Breakfast! Logically, the band would follow that with another long awaited project, The Premature Immaculation, a collection of their most popular holiday themed songs, which hopefully will be in stores and available for download in time for the various holiday seasons.
Perhaps the biggest news is the collection of cover songs, Full Coverage, which will see the boys from Astoria, Queens teaming up with the musicians who wrote the originals songs. Artists already expressing interest in working with the band include Justin Timberlake, Phillip Glass, Dweezil Zappa (who will fill in for his late father, Frank), Phish, Hall and Oates, and former Smiths guitarist, Johnny Marr. When reached for comment, Marr stated, “When I hear these guys play Smiths songs, it sounds exactly like how I want to hear a Smiths song – without Morrissey!”
The normally reclusive band was hard to reach, as they are preparing for an upcoming show, but when news of the deal finally got through, front man C-Fate had this to say, “We were as surprised as anyone! Someone actually wants to pay us to do this stuff. For us, it was never about the money. But money is nice. We have some extensive bar tabs we need to settle!”
Ever since SingleCut brewery opened up in Astoria, we have been yearning to play a show there. Mostly because we love good beer, but partially because we really want to have a beer named after us. One Hop Second sounds like a good beer name, don’t you think? If you don’t know about SingleCut – you should head over to their website. We even made a little alteration to our logo for the show…
Want to come to the show – and try some great local beer? It will be April 19th from 7-9 PM! You can RSVP on Facebook if you would like. We will see you there! Warning: We will probably be drunk…
You can call us a lot of things – comedians, musicians, parody artists, drunks, lazy bastards, philanthropists…wait, what was that last one? Philanthropists? Yes, it’s true. One Hot Second is proud to be donating half of the proceeds from downloads of select songs in our music library to the Fender Music Foundation. The mission of the foundation is to “strengthen the state of music education, people who believe music is an integral part of society and want to make music more accessible to everyone.” Would you like to get behind that? Yeah, we thought you would.
How do you do it? Well, go to our Reverb Nation profile page and pick one of the songs with the red ribbon and the heart on it to download. This only works through our profile page, it won’t work if you purchase the download through the store on our website. Half of your purchase will be donated directly to charity. You get some great, funny tunes and you help out a worthy cause. It’s a win-win situation!
We also suggest following the Fender Music Foundation on Twitter and Facebook and spread the word via social media to your family and friends. What are you waiting for? Let’s raise some money for charity!